Sex Worker Rights Resource Guides
Old Pros is a non-profit media organization creating conditions to change the status of sex workers in society. We seek the destigmatization of sex work, where it is not illegal or shameful for consenting adults to exchange erotic services for money or other resources. Use these resource guides and join our mailing list to be notified when we publish new content.
The same tools built to police sex work are used to police abortion, criminalize miscarriage, and impede access to care. The criminalization of sex work and the criminalization of contraception, including abortion, have a shared history.
Sex workers have always been a critical part of the movement for LGBTQ+ rights. To create a safer and healthier future for people of all genders and sexual orientations, we have to change the story about sex work.
Sex worker rights underly foundational rights that are critical for women. Laws that criminalize sex workers and their communities are used to limit women and girl’s freedom of movement, association, and expression.
Sex worker rights matter to everyone, because policing prostitution means policing where people go, who they talk to, and who they associate with. Principled libertarians listen to sex workers.
Disability justice and sex worker rights movements are focused on expanding access to opportunities and also removing barriers to the services and support we all need to move our lives forward.
History of Sex Worker Rights Resources
The Oldest Profession Podcast reminds listeners that sex workers have always been part of the story. Each episode focuses on an “old pro” from history, contextualizing that figure in their own time and connecting their story to the ongoing struggle for sex worker rights. The Oldest Profession Podcast is hosted by Kaytlin Bailey and researched by historian, Dr. Charlene J. Fletcher.
Use this sex worker history podcast as a resource in academic spaces, museum institutions, context for current events, and in conversation with your friends and family. Listen now on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and visit each episode’s page for bibliographies and more.